David Letterman did his show last night without an audience because of Hurricane Sandy. At the beginning of the show, he explained why there wasn’t an audience. He said the audience would have been leaving the theater when the hurricane hit, and they didn’t want to put anyone in danger, even though they’ve been doing it for 30 years.
David Letterman ran through the first set of jokes, with Paul responding to him . . . and it was a little awkward.
Donald Trump said yesterday on “Extra” that he’s staying in New York to wait out the storm. He was in his office in Trump Tower, which is in midtown Manhattan. That’s outside the mandatory evacuation zone . . . but less than two blocks down the street from where that big crane got blown over the side of a skyscraper under construction. Trump said he’s not scared, because he built a lot of good buildings in New York and he knows they’ll last.
Madonna was on “Ellen” yesterday, and she talked about how she started flashing people at all her shows. The first time it was a mistake. But it got such a great reaction that she decided to keep doing it.
Madonna also said her Super Bowl halftime show this year was the most stressful show she ever played. She wanted everything to be perfect, and there just wasn’t time. She begged the NFL for one more rehearsal day, and didn’t get it.
The “X Factor” will return with live shows on Halloween, thanks to the Giants sweep at the World Series which opened programming time at Fox.
The man reported to have been breaking into the home of Tom Cruise, appears to be a confused next door neighbor, who after a night of drinking, believed he was trying to get into his own home. A security guard promptly stun-gunned the man and waited for police. Neither Cruise nor any of his children were home at the time. The 41-year-old neighbor was taken in to custody for trespassing. He was found to be intoxicated and was treated at a nearby hospital for any problems that may have stemmed from the stun gun.
Taylor Swift is teaming up with LL Cool J again to host CBS’s “Grammy Nominations Live!” special. She and LL Cool J teamed up back in 2008 as well for the first installment of the special. Maroon 5 and Luke Bryan will both
perform during the upcoming presentation. “Grammy Nominations Live!” will happen at the Bridgestone Area in Nashville, Tenn. and will air on December 5th.
Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show, Anderson Live, will not be renewed for a third season. The series will continue to air through summer 2013.
The Queen Latifah Show is now a go for a fall 2013 launch. The daily syndicated talk show, executive produced by Latifah, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, will feature celebrity interviews, human interest stories, comedy, pop culture and musical performances. It is expected to showcase Queen Latifah’s talents, blending comedy and music into her hosting duties.
“Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” have been renewed through the 2015-16 season. Both shows were renewed for two more years beyond stations’ current contracts by the ABC-owned stations that currently air the shows. The new deal will take “Wheel of Fortune” through its 33rd season and “Jeopardy!” through its 32nd season. Pat Sajak and Vanna White, co-hosts of WHEEL OF FORTUNE, and JEOPARDY! host Alex Trebek recently renewed their contracts to continue hosting their respective shows through the 2015-2016 season.
Levi Johnston married baby mama No. 2, Sunny Oglesby, in Wasilla, Alaska on Sunday, October 28th. No one must have paid much attention to the invitation before it was printed as it was riddled with typos. The couple welcomed
daughter, Beretta Breeze Johnston last September.
Russell Brand has been sued by a pedestrian who claims the actor hit him earlier this year in Los Angeles. The lawsuit, filed in LA County Superior Court claims Brand was driving “negligently” when he collided with the plaintiff, Victor Sneed, back in January. Sneed claims he was a pedestrian, and suffered personal injury, property damage … and incurred hospital bills as a result of the accident to the total of 25 grand. The injuries were not detailed.
Hulk Hogan and his former best friend Bubba the Love Sponge have settled their spat over a tape leaked earlier this month showing the wrestling legend having sex with Bubba’s now-ex-wife, Heather Clem. Bubba apologized with a statement that he read on his radio show, saying, “After further investigation, I am now convinced that Hulk Hogan was unaware of the presence of the recording device in my bedroom. I am convinced he had no knowledge that he was being taped. Additionally, I am certain that he had no role in the release of the video.” He went on to say that Hogan is not trying to make money from the video. Just two weeks ago, Bubba said that Hogan was well aware of the surveillance. Hulk is still pursuing his $100 million lawsuit against the Gawker website in federal court.
New legal documents filed in singer Toni Braxton’s bankruptcy case, show Braxton transferred over $50,000 to her estranged husband Keri Lewis allegedly in order to avoid paying back creditors. The bankruptcy trustee in the case is now suing Lewis to get the money back. According to Braxton, the transfer was reasonable for “necessary personal and business expenses in the ordinary course of her business.” Braxton first filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2010, claiming her debt was as high as tens of millions of dollars. Her creditors included the Four Seasons Hotels, DirecTV, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany and Co., American Express and the Flamingo Las Vegas.
Rapper Eminem hasn’t released a studio album since June 2010 but a clue has emerged that perhaps we’ll see one next year. A new hat on the Eminem store website, feature a big D on it, which resembles the Detroit Tigers’ logo and is
a tribute to the hometown baseball team. A side of the hat is dedicated to the landmark Eminem solo albums and the year 2013 is listed. So it would appear Eminem’s next solo album is set for 2013. A portion of the proceeds will go to
The Marshall Mathers Foundation.
Kenny Chesney will help kick-off the 122nd Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign by performing live at the Dallas Cowboy’s Thanksgiving football game.
Ethan Embry, who play Arizona’ prosthesis on “Greys Anatomy” has procured a recurring role on “Once Upon a Time”. Details are scarce, but Embry will play a visitor to Storybrooke, but they don’t get many visitors from the outside, so it will be interesting to see what connections he has to the fairytale characters.